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When does Control return to Apex Legends?

Control has quickly become one of Apex Legends’ most popular modes, but when is it coming back, and could it be made permanent?



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When Respawn Entertainment added the Control LTM in Season 12 of Apex Legends, few could have predicted how popular it would become. As the mode is limited, many players wonder when it is available.

Apex Legends Season 15 has featured major new content for the battle royale, from the brand-new Legend Catalyst to the Broken Moon map. Despite all that, players are always wondering when the Control mode will return next.

The 9v9 mode sees teams fight to capture three control points found on the map with pre-selected loadouts and respawns enabled, unlike normal battle royale.

Since this is a Limited-Time Mode, it’s no surprise that it comes and goes. With that being said, let’s get into the details of when the mode is returning and whether it will become permanent.

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When is Control coming back to Apex Legends?

Control will return to Apex Legends as part of the Spellbound Collection Event which runs from January 10, 2023, until January 24.

As the Spellbound Collection Event will wrap up on January 24, this should also be when Control will once again be removed from the game.

The LTM has been updated and will feature maps on Storm Point, World’s Edge, and Olympus. You can check out the full patch notes for all of the Control changes.

Although it may be disappointing to hear that it will be removed again, it has returned, many times now and will likely be back in the future, perhaps even in Season 16.

Why was Control removed from Apex Legends?

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Control is a Limited-Time Mode, which means that the mode is only available for a certain amount of time before it is removed from Apex Legends.

Control is available for two weeks during the Spellbound Collection Event, and it has come and gone a few times now since its introduction all the way back in Season 12. This definitely implies that it has the potential to return once again, so don’t get too down about it being removed.

Will Control become a permanent Apex Legends mode?

Unfortunately, we just don’t know the answer to that, but there are rumors that say Respawn plan to make Control permanent.

According to a few known Apex Legends leakers, Respawn plan to remove Arenas from Apex Legends and are looking to have Control as the permanent replacement. However, insider ThordanSmash claimed Control is “having issues being stable,” so there could be a delay.

That’s everything we know about the return of Control, at least for the time being. We’ll be sure to keep this article updated with any information we get from Respawn.

For more on Apex Legends Season 15, be sure to check out how you’ll be able to create and join Private Matches.

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